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Elders Limited

Elders Limited, formerly Futuris Corporation Limited, is Australia's rural and regional company. The Company's businesses consist of Elders Rural Services, Elders Financial Services, Forestry and Automotive. The Company provides farmers in Australia and New Zealand with an integrated service offering for farming that extends from the supply of financial services and farm inputs to the marketing and sale of farm outputs. Its product areas include sheep and cattle, wool, grain, merchandise, financial services and real estate. Elders Financial Services include Elders Rural Bank and Elders Insurance. Forestry includes ITC Forestry and ITC Timber. The Futuris Automotive Group includes a 100% of Futuris Automotive Interiors and a 35% owned share in Air International Thermal Systems. Futuris Automotive Interiors designs, engineers and manufactures automotive interior solutions. In December 2008, the Company completed divestment of Amcom Telecommunications.



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🕔7/8/2009 9:57:15 AM 11844

iSOFT Group Limited (ASX:ISF) Australia's largest listed health information technology company today announced the appointment of Dr. James (Jim) Fox as Non-Executive Director, as iSOFT seeks to increase the number of independent directors on its Board.

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Australian Market Report of June 30: Trade Remains Directionless

🕔6/30/2009 1:00:41 PM 16139

The Australian shares fell in late trading on Monday, pulled by energy sector. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 lost 16.9 points, or 0.43 per cent, to 3886.9, and the broader All Ordinaries was down 16.8 points or 0.43 per cent to 3882.7. Analysts expect the local market remained directionless ahead of the financial year end.

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Australian Market Report of June 18: Investors Lock in Recent Gains

🕔6/18/2009 1:00:04 PM 15177

Yesterday, the Australian market slumped for the third consecutive session as investors locked in gains from recent rallies. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 58.4 points, or 1.47 per cent lower, at 3,904.1 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 53.7 points, or 1.36 per cent, at 3,904.2 points.

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Australian Market Report of June 5: Resources Shares Received Mixed Leads

🕔6/5/2009 1:00:02 PM 17852

The Australian share market closed lower. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 82.6 points, or 2.06 per cent, at 3934.6, while the broader All Ordinaries index fell 76.8 points, or 1.92 per cent, to 3932.5. Resources stocks will benefit from the rise in commodities prices, but could be weighed down by the failure of investment deal between Rio Tinto and Chinese government backed Chinalco.

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Australian Market Report of May 20: Ignoring Weak Lead From The US

🕔5/20/2009 1:00:12 PM 17776

The Australian share market yesterday ended stronger despite the negative lead from Wall Street. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 was up 81.7 points, or 2.2 per cent, at 3817.3, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 79.0 points, or 2.1 per cent, to 3800.6. Today the local market could be buoyed by the rising commodities prices.

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Australian Market Report of May 12: Caution Ahead of the Federal Budget

🕔5/12/2009 1:00:23 PM 15600

The Australian share market ended lower on Monday, dragged by miners and banks. The market was cautious ahead of the federal budget which will forecast a record deficit tonight. Yesterday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 was down 15.7 points, or 0.4%, at 3926, while the broader All Ordinaries lost 9.1 points, or 0.23%, to 3910.5.

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Australian Market Report of February 24: A New Low Likely

🕔2/24/2009 1:00:46 PM 14111

Yesterday the Australian market closed lower even it rebounded after news the US Government may end up owning as much as 40% of Citigroup's common stock. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index ended down 1.5%, or 51.2 points, at 3351.2, while the broader All Ordinaries index shed 1.5%, or 48.9 points, at 3304.1. Today the local stocks are expected a fresh low level on the massive lost in Wall Street.

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Australian Market Report of February 17: Foreign Takeovers Taking the Spotlight

🕔2/17/2009 1:00:42 PM 13903

Yesterday the Australian shares fell 1.2 per cent after the weak lead from Wall Street last week. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 dropped 42.2 points, or 1.2%, at 3,516.9, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 35.4 points, or 1%, to 3461.3. Lacking lead from the US, the market attention will be on recent Chinese and Japanese takeover bids for the Australian companies and a string of corporate results.

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Australian Market Report of February 16: Not About A Quick Recovery

🕔2/16/2009 1:00:41 PM 17030

Last Friday Australian shares ended higher, capping a winning week after reports that the US government was working on a program to help troubled US home owners. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 rose 44.8 points, or 1.27 per cent, at 3,559.1, while the broader All Ordinaries gained 38.2 points, or 1.1 per cent to 3,496.7. The Obama administration's seeking to lower expectations of a quick fix to the financial crisis and the coming earnings reports may send the market to a negative territory.

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Australian Market Report of February 6: Higher on Leads from US and UK

🕔2/6/2009 1:00:09 PM 15855

Yesterday the Australian shares closed slightly lower with the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index down 0.3%, or 9.3 points, at 3428.6, while the broader All Ordinaries index declined 0.3%, or 9.7 points, at 3372.6. The market opened higher after the positive lead from the US and UK, but could also be rocked by the earnings of NAB and News Corp.

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